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Old 12-15-2006, 01:08 PM
PunditLisa is offline
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Originally Posted by Thudlow Boink
But it's a short book! What's the point of making a movie that takes longer to watch than the book does to read?

And it's not like Hollywood hasn't made any long movies recently.
True, but I think the LOTR had a cult-like following prior to the movie. Perhaps that's why they felt they could sink a lot of money into it.

LWW did have a big money feel to it (the cinematography, special effects and costumes, for example) but it lacked character development essential to the story, IMO. Rather like the first episode of Star Wars. So perhaps it wasn't the length as much as the screenplay.